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Bengals start slow, but run over Colts to take 17-3 lead into halftime

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The story of the night came on the ensuing defensive series, when linebacker Emanuel Lamur injured his knee and was down on the field for an extended amount of time. Before the injury, Lamur was missing some tackles on the first drive of the game, so it was just a bad night for him all-around. Considering he’s fighting for playing time with James Harrison and Rey Mauluga on passing-downs, tonight may have been a setback in Lamur taking on a bigger workload this year.

Josh Johnson would come in and light it up, passing for 67 yards and a score while rushing twice for 38 yards.

After Cedric Peerman fumbled the ball and the Colts recover near the 50-yard-line, the defense held strong and Vinateri missed a long FG attempt. Peerman would rebound and finish the half with 6 carries for 37 yards.

After the Bengals got a long drive towards the end of the half, Marvin Jones caught a 3-yard pass from Johnson for a score.

As a team, the Bengals had 15 rushes for 123 yards (8.2) average.

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